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Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch Camberwell, Victoria

Traditional RSL Sub-Branch. Significant collection of military memorabilia.

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403 Camberwell Road Camberwell Victoria 3124 (map)
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+61 0419 008 601

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403 Camberwell Road Camberwell Victoria

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Bronze Bust - General Pompey Elliott

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

This small bronze bust of General Pompey Elliott was commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Camberwell RSL in 2019. General Elliott was the founding President of the Camberwell RSL and served the veterans of Camberwell and surrounding districts untiringly until his death in March 1931. The full size Bust now stands in the memorial lawn at the Camberwell RSL.

Returned from Active Service Badge - 1920 issue - The original Returned from Active Service Badge given to Ferrier Sergeant James Walter Healy in 1920 after his return from WW1.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze. Returned from Active Service Badge, issued in 1920 to Ferrier Sergeant James Walter Healy.

Significance

Very, original badge,

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Shell casings - Turkish shell casings from Palistine, 1917, with Arabic inscriptions.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - 'Coming out for a Rest' . Australian Light Horse returing to a quiet area after being in action at Latron December 1917

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo of the Australian Light Horse in December 1917

Historical information

Actual photo showing the Australian Light Horse in the field December 1917

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

'Coming out for a Rest' Australian Light Horse returning to a quiet area after being in action at Latron December 1917

Certificate - Certificate of Achievement for Operation Gratitute, presented to the Camberwell RSL in March 1957 by General Sir Dallas Brooks KCB, KCMG, KCVG, CMG, DSO. K of J

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Certificate in Wooden frame

Historical information

Unique certificate signed by General Sir Dallas Brooks

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for full Details

Oil Painting - The Last of the Emden - 9th November 1914 - painted by Captain H Press

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Oil painting showing HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden in the final moments of the battle in the Indian Ocean

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by H Press. Plaque with title 'Last of the Emden' donated by the late Captain H. Press

Photo - Camberwell RSL cricket team 1959/50.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo of the Camberwell RSL cricket team 1959/60. Fred Lavender the Vice Captain of this team is still a member of the Camberwell RSL at 30 April 2018

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Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, 1st President of Turkey 1923 - 1938

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo taken in 1916 when he was 35 years old.

Photo - Australian Hospital Ship A61, Kanowna

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo of HMAT A61 Kanowna at anchor.

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

HMAT A61 has a very interesting history and for the full details please open this web site: www discussinganzacs.naa.gov.au/brouse/groupstories/3400 This article covers in great detail all the exploits of this remarkable ship and the involvement she had during WW1

Memorial Plaque [ Dead Man's Penny] - Henry Tippett WW1 Service number 4928

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Memorial Plaque given to the family of Henry Tippett, killed in Action in France 26 July 1916. Henry enlisted when he was 28 years old on the 6 September 1915 in Melbourne. He was born in Carlton and was living at 529 Canning St. Carlton when he enlisted. A small man at 5'.5'' weighing 9 stone. He was allotted to the 15th Refits of the 7th Battalion. He embarked from Melbourne on the 18 June 1916 on the Kinfaune Castle and landed at Alexandria, On the 29 June 1916.he was transported to Marseilles and one moth later was reported Missing in Action on the 28 July 1916, A court of enquiry concluded he was Killed in Action on the 19 July 1916. He had been in France just 20 days

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed with the name Henry Tippett. The plaque was presented on the 4 October 1922. His father William could not attend in person and a Donald Tippett was authorised to pick up the plaque by his mother Eliza Tippett. The plaque number is 319981.His mother Eliza Tippett was granted a pension of one pound per fortnight from the 8th November 1916

RS&SILA Branch Charter - RS&SILA Camberwell Branch Charter dated 1 January 1920

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Opening of the Camberwell Memorial Institute by the Hon. Stanley M. Bruce, Prime Minister of Australia. 18 August 1923

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in wooden frame

Historical information

Rare photo of Hon Stanley Bruce PM of Australia

Significance

unique

Inscriptions & Markings

see photo

Newsletter - 24th Battalion Association, 1946 Newsletter

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

A4 paper sheet

Significance

Unique and significant, could be only surviving copy

Inscriptions & Markings

See Photo for complete details

WW1 Identity Tag - Private Brendan Culcutt's, 2124, ID name tag WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Metal ID tag from WW1. Issued to Private Brendan Culcutt who died in a Turkish POW Camp in 1916

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Photo - 50th Anzac Day March, 1965, at Camberwell City RSL

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in frame

Significance

1965 Anzac Day march showing many veterans marching at a small RSL sub Branch

Inscriptions & Markings

1965 Anzac Day march at the Camberwell City RSL 25 April 1965

Foundation stone - Foundation stone of the Camberwell RSL laid by the GG Lord Forster on the 3 December 1921

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Marble and Granite Foundation stone

Historical information

First laid in 1921 at the Camberwell RSL in Canterbury Road Camberwell. Relaided in 1978 on a wall of a unit at the Camberwell Council retirement home on the same site after the Camberwell RSL was demolished. Discovered in 2017 by Peter Fielding and removed for rededication at the Camberwell RSL on the 100 centenary in 2019.

Significance

Very significant historical piece.

Inscriptions & Markings

This stone was laid by His Excellency the Governor General Lord Forster PC. CCMG on the 3rd December 1921 AD

Photo - Photo of seven diggers transporting a wounded digger thru the mud on the Somme in 1917. Note burial cross in background.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual Photo showing the depth of mud on the Somme in 1917

Historical information

Actual photo of the condition on the Somme in 1917

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See Photo, note the burial cross in the mud behind the wounded digger.

Photo - Photo taken at the Camberwell RSL circa 1980. Not known

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

WW2 and WW1 insignia from Czechoslovak Lieutenant uniform KIA at The Siege of Tobruk. - Siege of Tobruk KIA

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Medal set and insignia from the uniform of a Czech Lieutenant who served with the British Army at the Siege of Tobruk.

Inscriptions & Markings

His medal ribbons show that he served during the First World war and was awarded the French Croix de Guerre.

Photo - Camberwell A and B grade cricket team 1936

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Signed photo of Major General C. H. Brand, CB, CMG, CVO, DSO, taken 11 November 1938

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Signed photo of Major General C.H. Brand

Historical information

Major General C H Brand was born in Ipswich Qld on the 4 September 1873. he fought in both the South African war and WW1. He commanded the 3rd Battalion at Gallipoli and the 6th Brigade in 1915-16 and the 4th Brigade in 1916-18 in France. he retired after 37 years of Service and was elected a senator for the United Party in 1935, stepping down in 1947. He died at his Toorak home on the 31 July 1961. aged 87.

Significance

Unique signed Photo

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Camberwell City RSL Roll of Honour

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Marble and Bronze Plaque listing the 187 Camberwell and district residents who died in WW1 between 1914-1918.

Inscriptions & Markings

187 names listed

Photo - Jack Bell, ex WW2 POW, Remembrance Day 2017

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo, taken at the Shrine, Melbourne 11 November 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

Jack Bell, a 100 year old veteran of WW2, who survived three years in Italian and German POW camps.

Poster - Poster showing the full details of the AIF in WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Poster produced in 1920 showing in full detail the composition of the AIF in WW1. The information is outstanding and details are listed in very clear easily understood. words, including numbers KIA by Division, died of wounds, died of other causes, POW's, wounded. Also list all Honour's and Decorations awarded to Members of the AIF, which includes 65 VC recipients.

Inscriptions & Markings

Check out attached photo, details to extensive to list

Painting - The Imperial Shrine London

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Painting

Photo - The Australian Light Horse watering their horses

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in wooden frame

Historical information

Good photo of Australian Light Horse showing the horses and equipment.

Inscriptions & Markings

Unfortunately no details of location. Based on the background and the many gum trees it is likely to be in Australia during training prior to disembarkation to Egypt.

Plaque - Bronze Plaque, thanking the Ladies of the Camberwell RSL Sub Branch for all their efforts looking after veterens from WW2. 1950

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for complete text.

Anzac Day dinner menu 1956 - 24th Batt. Anzac Day dinner 1956.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Paper menu

Historical information

This was the 3rd dinner arranged by the 24th Inf. Batt to commemorate Anzac Day, 25 April 1956.

Inscriptions & Markings

Menu for Dinner and commemoration of Anzac Day in 1956, by the 24th Infantry Battalion.

Photo - Anzac Day Service Camberwell RSL 2001, President John Frewen standing on right,

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell